University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Information Studies 

Updates, News & Events
October 4, 2012

"50 State Salute to Banned Books Week"

Students, staff and faculty from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee School of Information Studies united to celebrate the freedom to read for Banned Books Week 2012. The books shared in the readings have been challenged, most specifically in that state of Wisconsin. View the video:

SOIS Faculty & Staff Updates

Upcoming Conferences
SOIS staff will be exhibiting at the Minnesota Library Association 2012 Annual Conference as well as the 2012 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference

Twyla McGhee, Senior Advisor for SOIS, will be representing the school at the MLA annual conference in St. Paul, being held October 3-5. She will also be exhibiting at the ILA annual conference in Peoria, October 9-11.

Dr. Michael Zimmer 

October  1-2 Associate Professor Dr. Michael Zimmer traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in a meeting of the National Science Foundation’s Values-in-Design Council, an interdisciplinary panel of experts which is part of the larger Future Internet Architecture (FIA) initiative. Zimmer is the director of the Center for Information Policy Research (CIPR) at UW-Milwaukee.  Zimmer studies the ethical dimensions of new media and information technologies, with particular interest in privacy, social media, information ethics, access to knowledge, and value-conscious design. More information about the Values-in-Design council can be found here:


Jessica Hutchings, Graduate Advisor | Toby Deutsch, Undergraduate Advisor

Jessica Hutchings, SOIS Graduate Advisor, and Toby Deutsch, SOIS Undergraduate Advisor, will be presenting “#Digital Advising @ Your School” at the National Academic Advising Association Annual Conference in Nashville, October 5.


Dr. Shana Ponelis | Lecturer

SOIS Lecturer Dr. Shana Ponelis will be attending the International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIA) International Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC October 3-6. She will be presenting a paper, “Analysis of Small Business’ Information Needs and Information Seeking Behavior”.

Mark Your Calendars! Upcoming Events @ SOIS
*Please note: Most SOIS events are recorded and available online at:

MLIS Virtual Open House  •  October 10 | 5:30 - 6:30PM

Join us to learn more about graduate degree options at SOIS and how it might fit with your interests and career goals.
SOIS Live Online:

Home Movie Day Preview - 2012  • October 11 | 6:00 - 8:30PM

Snowden Becker, Co-founder of Home Movie Day International

Edward Benoit III, PhD Student, SOIS

Northwest Quadrant 1st Floor Student Lounge
2025 E Newport Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Please join us for an information session and film on home movies on October 11th. The 10th anniversary of Home Movie Day, an international celebration of home movies and “citizen film archivists,” will take place the week after our preview on October 20th. Our preview day will feature a brief discussion of film archives, film’s place in home life, and what home movies can teach us about gaps in the “official” record. Information on regional Home Movie Day events and film preservation will be provided. Immediately following the presentation we will screen Living Room Cinema: Films From Home Movie Day, volume 1. Popcorn and beverages will be provided! Sponsored by: Archival Studies Program

Once Upon a Library: How to Tell the Story of Your Agency to Those Who Need to Know  •  October 30 | 5:00 - 7:00 PM view poster (pdf)

Janice del Negro
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library & Information Science
Dominican University

UW-Milwaukee - Northwest Quadrant 1st Floor Student Lounge
2025 E Newport Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211
Please RSVP Online:

Janice M. Del Negro, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, where she teaches Foundations of Library and Information Science, Children’s Literature, Storytelling, Young Adult Literature, and the doctoral seminar on reading. Professor Del Negro also serves on the advisory board for the Butler Center for Children’s Literature at Dominican University. She recently collaborated with Ellin Greene on the fourth edition of the classic storytelling textbook, Storytelling: Art & Technique, released in January, 2010. Her newest storytelling book, Folktales Alive!: Practical Tips for Playful Programming, will be published by the American Library Association in Fall, 2012. Sponsored by: UW-Milwaukee, SOIS - Public Library Leadership Concentration

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